WARNING: Granite Countertops In Your ...

WARNING: Granite Countertops In Your Home Are Slowly Killing You

There are 9 comments on the story from Aug 17, 2010, titled WARNING: Granite Countertops In Your Home Are Slowly Killing You. In it, reports that:

Thats right folks. Studies have been concluded. It appears that Cold Spring is the capital of Radon and Radioactive particles natural to the granite used and which is slowly seeping from your granite countertops. Now you know why there has been such a high rate of cancer and related illnesses here. Don't take my word for it because you Cold Spring "know-it-Alls" here never listen anyway. Your too stupid. Just Google something like "Radon or Radioactive Isotopes In Granite Countertops" and read for yourself. If you have them (or similar Granite products) in your home, you can purchase a home Radon test kit, then borrow or find a portable geiger counter and watch what has been slowly poisoning you and your children for years. Then, when you finally wake up and believe me, quickly remove all granite from your home immediately. The Eagle Has Spoken. Take it or leave it.

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Derek

Rochester, MN

#1 Aug 18, 2010
OMG. You mean all these granite people around here have known this? I just purchased a radon kit and checked my counter top. It's true! I've wasted thousands of dollars and put my wife and family at risk. Can we sue them?
Kathy

Rochester, MN

#2 Aug 19, 2010
Cripe I thought this was just a made-up story. But I checked and found it to be legitimate. Thank you Mr. Eagle for always shedding light on the hidden dangers around us. I appreciate your efforts. My hubby (a miner currently working in Nevada) sent me his geiger counter and, sure enough, there are enough "rads" (radiation) coming from my kitchen to kill an elephant in five years. I'm moving away from this idiotic town.

Since: Aug 09

Detroit Lakes, MN

#3 Aug 29, 2010
Kathy wrote:
Cripe I thought this was just a made-up story. But I checked and found it to be legitimate. Thank you Mr. Eagle for always shedding light on the hidden dangers around us. I appreciate your efforts. My hubby (a miner currently working in Nevada) sent me his geiger counter and, sure enough, there are enough "rads" (radiation) coming from my kitchen to kill an elephant in five years. I'm moving away from this idiotic town.
Thank GOD I live in Kimball and my countertop came from South America...had me worried there...

Since: Aug 10

Dallas, TX

#4 Oct 15, 2010
Unless you wrap your head in it and sit in a small enclosed unventilated space for years, your probably fine. Natural stone tends to have natural radon. You dont want too much of it, but it's nothing in most cases to freak out or wear foil hats over.
jackie

Pleasant Prairie, WI

#5 Apr 27, 2011
great i now know the dangers and with 3 small children i cant take a chance. its not just my life i need to worry about but my children as well. so out with the in with the new
Anonymous

Saint Paul, MN

#6 May 5, 2011
Q. How much radon is given off by a granite countertop, and how does this compare with other household materials?
A. Calculations show that, for an average countertop, containing an average uranium concentration of four ppm (parts per million), the concentration of radon that is given off by the countertop into the household air is 270,000 times less than the level of radon in the outside air. The maximum contact level that you would receive over one year if you were to sit on a countertop all of the time would be about one quarter of the annual radiation from all sources. If you were just a few inches away from the granite (such as when doing the dishes), the dose would be too low to measure.
Q. What about food that is prepared directly on the granite surface? Is there a chance that it could absorb radioactive energy, which later would be ingested by those eating the food?
A. The only way that radioactive elements such as uranium can get into the food is if they became dissolved in water and absorbed in the food. However, granite is one of the most insoluble materials known to man and the amount that could be dissolved is miniscule in comparison to the radioactive elements that are already in the food (in meat or from uptake by soil or air-born particles during growth). Radioactive energy given off at the granite surface will enter food that is directly in contact with the surface but, like all energetic rays, it changes into heat and/or non-radioactive particles. These processes happen quickly so the radiation does not remain in the food.
Radiation: Itís All Around Us
Itís in the air we breathe, in the water we drink, in the soil and rock we stand on, and in the sunís rays we like to bask in! Added to this is the radiation we get from man-made sources, such as x-rays, medical treatments, building materials, etc.
Radiation in Granite is Not Dangerous
From what we know, there are two ways in which countertops, tiles and other finishes made of granite might emit any level of radiation. The first is by the release of tiny amounts of the radioactive gas radon which can be inhaled. The second is by direct radiation from the surface itself to the homeowner. In both cases, the radiation emitted is from the same process Ė natural radioactive decay of one element into another. Compared to other radiation sources in the home and outside, the risk to the homeowner from radioactivity emitted from a granite countertop or tiles is practically non-existent. In fact, the amount of radon gas emitted by a granite countertop is less than one millionth of that already present in the household air from other sources.
Bill

Appleton, WI

#7 May 20, 2011
Gee Bruce, you sound like another liar or cover up artist trained in misdirection by the Government. Baffle us with your BS pal. What, do you work in the Granite field? Worried?. Moron.
Terry

United States

#8 Mar 21, 2012
this site, for an unknown reason, has a large amount of folks with baskets of sour grapes. LOL...good bye
Concerned pregnant mama

Seattle, WA

#9 Jun 8, 2015
Sorry for the dumb question- is this granite that comes from a place called cold spring, or granite in the color called cold spring? Or is that the same thing?

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